Better teaching: Meetings (and how to avoid them)

"What do you discuss at staff meetings? Busy stuff or impact on student learning?"
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Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left?
Five, because deciding is different than doing.
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing" Walt Disney. Poster
The ugly truth about meetings Web-page from
6 key elements to facilitating staff meetings. Link "Ask most teachers about faculty meetings and they'll describe a black hole of boring announcements, fruitless debate, and overwhelming agendas. "